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Executive Director Position Announcement Submission Deadline February 15, 2019

NAMI Massachusetts, a leading voice in the Massachusetts Mental Health community and a mission driven, grassroots nonprofit organization, is seeking an experienced Chief Executive to ensure the successful delivery and expansion of transformational educational programming and mental health advocacy.

About us: Founded in 1982, NAMI Mass is a membership organization comprised of individuals with mental health conditions, family members, friends, professionals and others who commit to advancing positive outcomes and recovery for all affected by mental health conditions. We provide peer and family education classes, support groups and advocacy training and cultivate community partnerships. Our Support, Education and Advocacy efforts involve three levels of organizational collaboration: NAMI (the national organization), NAMI Mass (a state affiliate) and 17 local chapters (affiliates) throughout Massachusetts.

NAMI Mass has an 18-member Board of Directors and a staff of approximately 17 individuals. Annual revenue totals approximately $1.9 million.

Summary Job Description: The Executive Director is the management leader of NAMI Mass and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The CEO serves as the leader and champion of the organization with responsibility for overseeing staff and implementing the budget, policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors. Key Areas of Responsibility

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Supervises and manages full and part-time staff ensuring high morale and low turnover
  • Oversees all operations, finances, and programming
  • Promotes and expands relationships and collaboration with other non-profit, business, government and mental health partners
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with staff, board, volunteers and affiliates
  • Responsible for fundraising activities and financial wellbeing of the non-profit
  • Represents NAMI Massachusetts at the state and federal levels
  • Responsible for relationship building with statewide NAMI affiliates
  • Champions advocacy efforts locally, statewide and nationally
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocacy and social justice


  • Experience working and supervising individuals with lived experience
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of senior-level nonprofit management and supervision of personnel
  • Ability to establish supportive, positive and effective working relationships with staff and volunteers
  • Ability to establish and expand relationships with board members, community organizations and other stakeholders
  • Experience in budgeting and financial operations of an organization with a budget of $1M+
  • Proven record of effective fundraising
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation
  • Knowledge of NAMI and NAMI programs preferred
  • Personal experience (self or family member) with mental health issues preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus

To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary history by February 15, 2019, to hr@namimass.org. NO phone calls, please.